December releases: “A Single Mom's Guide to Raising Black Gentlemen” by Sanya Simmons
Sanya Simmons signs a publishing deal for her debut book - A Single Mom's Guide to Raising Black Gentlemen - with Bradbury Press
A single mom to two wonderful boys, Sanya started writing this book back in the spring of 2014. When asked about the motivation behind writing this book, she said, “My first objective was and remains for my book to be a resource for moms, full of practical tips and examples. Beyond that, I want to achieve financial and critical success and leave a legacy for my sons.”
Almost seven years after she first started working on her book, Sanya started reaching out to publishers. After a brief yet exhausting process, and with the help of her publicist Nathan, she secured a publishing deal with Bradbury Press. The book will be published next month in four different versions – eBook, paperback, hardcover and audiobook.
This book is very close to Sanya’s heart – and it seems to evoke similar emotions from anyone who reads it. When asked about her goals from the book, she said, “I believe in my book. I want to be a partner with Bradbury Press. I believe that together, we can make this book a phenomenal success for all who are involved. I want them to be proud that they saw the potential of my book and took a chance on me. That's something I will never take for granted. I want my book to be an Oprah's Book Club Selection. I want Steve Harvey to offer it to every mother of the boys who go through his mentorship program. I would also like to have the support of 100 Black Men and 100 Black Women. I want to change the definition of what it means to be a successful parent from being defined by our children's success – academic and professional both – to being defined by our relationships with our children. I want to start conversations about what we can do to raise confident, well-adjusted young black men in a society that too often has not served them well. I know these are lofty goals, but I believe they are all attainable!”
Sanya’s debut book will be on sale on the 21st of December – the book will be released in four different versions – ebook, paperback, hardcover and audiobook. The eBook and paperback are scheduled to release on the 21st of December, 2021. Follow Sanya on Instagram for updates about her book and upcoming events.